This has been a project I've had for a while. Basically, I had aquired a g07 arcade monitor had it's necked, killing the tube. Being the nature of it, I really wanted to bring this thing back to life. For reference, I've had this project since the end of october, and I just now finally finished it, shows how behind I am...
So the first step here, find a donor CRT. Compatible 19" tubes are starting to get harder to find. Fortunately, I had a broken tv set with a tube that had high life in the tube according to my CRT tester. I checked the tube that was in the tv set, it was a 510UEB22. Not an ideal replacement for the G07, but it was a tube that used the CR23 pinout and it was the right size, so it was worth a shot. Only problem I forsaw is that the tv set's yoke was slightly off in its readings, but was close enough to where it would work. This was great because I REALLY didn't want to swap the yoke, as it would have been a nightmare to redo the convergence.
After swapping the tubes, I without hesitation i fired it up. Picture looked alright. Initially I had swapped the wires for the vertical axis, which made it display upside down. That was an easy fix however, as I just needed to switch the Y axis yoke wire.
There was one problem that I had noticed though. The picture was kind of folding over itself (on the bottom in the picture). This is can be a sign of aged capacitors, unfortunately all the capacitors were original to monitor, which means they absolutely needed to be changed. While I was working on it, I also realized the flyback was original. After hearing horror stories about original flybacks for the G07, I decided to change that as well. 20 or so capacitors and a new flyback later, I was finally able to fire it back up again.
Firing it up, the picture looks pretty good, could probably use some slight adjustment, but that's ok. It has some slight geometry errors but it won't mattee when a game gets going on it.
It is kind of a bummer that the original tube was destroyed, but hey, at least I was able to get it replaced. I did keep the CRT's guns as a souvenir though.
Edited by SNESNESCUBE64